July 21, 1934

THE TABLET

¿ 4 W e ek ly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v i e w

DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS V E S TR IS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

From the Brief of His Holiness Pius IX to The Tablet, June 4,1870.

Vol. 164. No. 4915.

L ondon, J uly 21, 1934.

Sixpence.

R eg is tered at the General P ost Off ic e as a New spaper

New s and No t e s ...................65 A Clean-up for the Cinema 69 The Synod of Hertford . . . 70 Harne Thomasina ................. 71 Shene-Anglorum ................. 72 The Church of St. Joseph,

Ingrow, Keighley . . . 73 Two English Martyrs . . . 74 Coming E vents ...................75 R e v i e w s :

“ A Supplement to Gibbon” 75 The TJ.S.A. Hierarchy . . . 75 Jorgen sen-Bosco ................. 76 On With the Motley . . . 76

CONT Books Received Page . . . 77 New B ooks and Music . . . 78 Ch e s s ............................ . . . 78 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre*

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 81 The Prince of Wales at

Downside ............................ 82 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years Ago ............................ 82 Et C/ETEra .............................. 83 A Roman Catholic Falsehood 84 Catholic Education Notes . . . 85

ENTS

L etters to the E d i t o r :

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Suicide ............................ 86 “ Sacrifices of P ra ise ” . . . 86 The School-Leaing Age . . . 87 Fontevrault in England . . . 87 W. W. Warden ................. 87 Our Ladye of Walsingham 87 Salesian Ordinations................. 87 Ob it u a r y ............................... 88 The Royal Visit to Liverpool 88 The Catholic Union of Great

Britain ............................ 89 A Coming Congress at

Einsiedeln ............................ 89

Orb is T eeearum :

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England .............. . . . 89 Scotland .............. . . . 90 Ireland .............. . . . 90 Andorra .............. ... 90 Austria .............. . . . 92 France .............. . . . 92 Germany .............. . . . 92 Italy ......................... . . . 92 Portugal .............. ... 92 S p a i n ......................... . . . 92 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 92

NOTANDA

A Clean-up fo r the Cinema. The Westminster Catholic Federation’s strong move (p. 69).

The Synod (o r Council) o f Hertford, a .d . 673. A proposed memorial Cross (p. 70).

Padley’s Martyrs. Their story retold in a pastoral letter by the Bishop o f Nottingham (p. 74).

From the Editor o f The Tablet to Herr Hitler’s Catholic followers in the Third Reich. A fraternal explanation (p. 67).

The Morning Post’s gross gaffe. A scathing reply from Dublin’ s chief Protestant and Anglophil daily (p. 66).

A Yorkshire “ N o rm an ” church o f Haworth stone. Its fine interior illustrated (p. 73).

Dame Thomasina and her good deeds. The life and work o f a fifteenth-century benefactress (p. 71).

Mr. Prescott Upton’s new zeal fo r Truth tested and found wanting. A quaint excuse (p. 84).

H ow modern Richmond remembers ancient Shene. The Carthusian Mass in the Old Deer Park — and in the Vineyard (p. 72).

NEWS AND NOTES ' | 'H E electioneering plans o f the Blackshirts,

which were recently mentioned in “ News and Notes,” counted upon the support o f Lord Rothermere and the Daily Mail. His lordship, however, has let it be known that there is “ a divergence o f ideas ” between himself and the Duce o f the British Fascists. Lord Rothermere had hoped that the Blackshirts would reinforce the Conservatives, so as to form a strong and united front against Socialism ; but Sir Oswald Mosley has other views and designs. In a published letter, the Daily M a il’s proprietor makes it plain

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that he cannot support a movement which has an anti-Semitic bias. This is a point on which Sir Oswald will not give way. No Jew can join the Blackshirts. The language in which he tries to justify this Hitlerite policy should be studied by Catholics, to whom it conveys a suggestion of menace.

In Denmark, Holland, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland, laws have been enacted prohibiting the wearing of uniforms other than those of the State’s own armed forces and police. Last week, our friends les braves Beiges passed similar legislation. The word braves is used here in its English as well as in its French sense ; because members o f the Belgian Chamber had been threatened b y Fascist youths with physical violence in the event of their voting with the Ayes. Indeed, leaflets had been dropped from the public gallery of the Chamber declaring that supporters o f the measure would be “ hanged from lamp-posts.” It is a p ity that our own rulers, faced by the warning spectacle o f ever so many Brown, Black, Blue, and other Shirts flapping from ever so many clothes-lines, did not take the bull by the horns— or the shirts b y the tails— and legislate against uniforms as soon as Denmark set the example. To-day, we fear, is too late for a campaign of un-shirting to be peacefully and successfully carried through.

Sir John Simon’s speech to the Commons after M. Barthou’s return to France has been cordially praised. We ourselves read it with dismay. In assuring the House that His Majesty's Government would rejoice in Russia’s admission to the League of Nations, the Foreign Secretary abstained from making any o f the qualifying remarks which patriotic Englishmen had a right to expect. Has Sir John heard nothing o f the Swiss Protestant pastors’ remonstrance against the entrance of Russia into the League, and about the reasonable Swiss fear that a horde o f Russians in Geneva would join the very many Reds of .that city in plots